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A reasonable distance from other vessels, people, and property must be maintained so as not to endanger life or property. Unless necessary for landing or leaving shore, it is illegal to cause the towed device or the person being towed to approach within 100 feet of:

  • A person swimming
  • A canoe, rowboat, or other small vessel with a person on board

Some areas less than 200 feet from the shoreline of a body of water may be designated for water-skiing. These areas may have special rules governing their use.

PWC towing wakeboarder
If towing a skier with a PWC, the PWC should be rated for at least three people—the operator, the observer, and the retrieved skier.